[koh-keyn, koh-keyn] /koʊˈkeɪn, ˈkoʊ keɪn/
a bitter, crystalline alkaloid, C 17 H 21 NO 4 , obtained from leaves, used as a local anesthetic and also widely used as an illicit drug for its stimulant and euphorigenic properties.
an addictive narcotic drug derived from coca leaves or synthesized, used medicinally as a topical anaesthetic. Formula: C17H21NO4
1874, from Modern Latin cocaine (1856), coined by Albert Niemann of Gottingen University from coca (from Quechua cuca) + chemical suffix -ine (2). A medical coinage, the drug was used 1870s as a local anaesthetic for eye surgery, etc. “It is interesting to note that although cocaine is pronounced as a disyllabic word it is trisyllabic in its formation.” [Flood]
cocaine co·caine (kō-kān’, kō’kān’)
A colorless or white crystalline alkaloid extracted from coca leaves, sometimes used as a local anesthetic especially for the eyes, nose, or throat and widely used as an illicit drug for its euphoric and stimulating effects.
A colorless or white crystalline alkaloid extracted from coca leaves. Cocaine is sometimes used in medicine as a local anesthetic, especially for the eyes, nose, or throat. It is also widely used as an illicit drug for its euphoric and stimulating effects. Chemical formula: C17H21NO4.
A drug derived from the leaves of a shrub in South America that has an intoxicating effect on the body and can result in dependency if frequently used. Cocaine is used medically as a local anesthetic.
Note: Cocaine use constitutes a major drug problem in the United States.
[koh-key-niz-uh m, koh-kuh-niz-uh m] /koʊˈkeɪ nɪz əm, ˈkoʊ kəˌnɪz əm/ noun, Pathology. 1. an abnormal condition due to excessive or habitual use of . cocainism co·cain·ism (kō-kā’nĭz’əm) n. The habitual or excessive use of cocaine.
[koh-key-nahyz, koh-kuh-nahyz] /koʊˈkeɪ naɪz, ˈkoʊ kəˌnaɪz/ verb (used with object), cocainized, cocainizing. 1. to treat with or affect by . /kəʊˈkeɪˌnaɪz; ˈkəʊkəˌnaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to anaesthetize with cocaine
cocarcinogen co·car·cin·o·gen (kō’kär-sĭn’ə-jən, kō-kär’sə-nə-jěn’) n. A substance that works in combination with a carcinogen in the production of cancer.
1. a combining form of adjectives corresponding to nouns formed with -coccus: streptococcal. [kok-uh s] /ˈkɒk əs/ noun, plural cocci [kok-sahy, -see] /ˈkɒk saɪ, -si/ (Show IPA) 1. Bacteriology. a spherical bacterium. 2. Botany. one of the carpels of a schizocarp. /ˈkɒkəs/ noun (pl) -ci (-saɪ) 1. any spherical or nearly spherical bacterium, such as […]